That might sound like a funny question from someone who teaches music biz classes at a college like me, but I'm asking anyway - do you need a degree to work in the music industry? "Yes," said your mom and dad, but do you really? Well, the answer isn't that simple. In some case, yes, absolutely, you do. Some companies definitely want you to have a degree before they'll consider you for a position. Case in point: a degree is often required by major labels.
In other cases, well, probably not so much. Now, that doesn't mean that college doesn't teach you skills and give you knowledge that will help you thrive in your working life, but it also means that there are some music business jobs you can get even if you haven't done the whole "college" thing.
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